Jedi Apprentice: The Deadly Hunter

February 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm (Reads) (, , )

hunterJedi Apprentice: The Deadly Hunter by Jude Watson

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Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are between adventures, and find themselves visiting an old friend of Qui-Gon’s, Didi, who owns a diner. Once there, they agree to do a small favor for him, which winds up being more than just a favor. Before long, both of them are caught up in a murder involving Didi and his daughter, along with a senator and her aide.

The Deadly Hunter is at its core a murder mystery, complete with red herrings and multiple suspects (though it does avoid the gather-everyone-into-one-room conclusion I almost expected it to have). Watson presents us with an assassin who is one of the few opponents who can stand up and survive a battle with Jedi, though we don’t learn much about her in this book. The book ends on a cliffhanger, but I expect the next book in the series will tell us more about her.

This book is a bit shorter than the others in the series, so we don’t get a lot of development into any of the new characters, much less the assassin. It appears to be the start of the next story arc for the series, though, so I expect that we’ll see more of the characters in later books, and see more of their development there. I hope so, at least; Didi and his daughter are interesting characters, though I kept seeing Dexter Jettster in my mind whenever Didi returned to the story.

I’m a bit out of practice with the series, since I got distracted by the Myth Adventure books for the last month, but I was able to pick it up here without too much trouble. This book marks the halfway point of the series, and it’s off to a good start. My expectations are high, but if Watson carries this half of the story as well as she did the first, she won’t disappoint.

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